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SOUTH SHORE SAFARIS

Expert guides from Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory (PEPtBO) take you on a half-day intimate tour of some of the secret haunts of the South Shore Important Bird and Biodiversity Area.  Wetlands and woodlands host a great biodiversity of bird and plant species.  Millions of birds of more than 150 species migrate through this region every spring, and unique plant communities of wildflowers, shrubs and trees thrive.  Explore the fascinating natural and cultural history of Lake Ontario’s shore. Choose either of our Safaris.

A. The Morning Adventure visits several unique habitats when birds are most active in the morning, includes a banding demonstration at the migration monitoring lab and finishes with a gourmet picnic lunch from the culinary masters at Jackson’s Falls Country Inn. 

B. The Evening Expedition visits wetlands in the late afternoon, includes a 3-course dinner at Jackson’s Falls Country Inn and finishes with a twilight stroll to experience the courting flights of Woodcock, the calls of endangered Whip-poor-wills and sometimes owls.  Boots are recommended.  Binoculars and transportation are provided.  Both trips involve some hiking (2-4km) on flat trails.

 

Sat May 4Morning Adventure (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) - experience the excitement of early spring as trees are in bud, woodland flowers begin to carpet the woodlands, arctic waterfowl gather on the lake and the first waves of migrating birds appear.  RESERVE NOW

Sun May 26Morning Adventure (8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.) – woodlands are in full leaf, late spring flowers are in bloom, the final waves of migrating birds are moving through and resident species are setting up territories.  RESERVE NOW

Sun May 26 - Evening Expedition (4 – 9 p.m.) – wetlands turn green with new growth as Ducks, Bitterns, Herons set up territory, songbirds are in full voice and busy building nests, butterflies emerge on warm days and the displays of Woodcock and the provincially-endangered Whip-poor-wills can be experienced at dusk.  RESERVE NOW

Sat Jun 8 – Evening Expedition (4 – p.m.) - .) – wetlands turn green with new growth as Ducks, Bitterns, Herons set up territory, songbirds are in full voice and busy building nests, butterflies emerge on warm days and the displays of Woodcock and the provincially-endangered Whip-poor-wills can be experienced at dusk.  RESERVE NOW

(photos:  Ian Dickinson)